Adults and kids join annual National Roanoke Community Beautification Day

Published: Jul. 30, 2022 at 5:57 PM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Saturday was the 3rd Annual National Roanoke Community Beautification Day.

People came together to clean Staunton Park and the surrounding areas. Adults and kids cleaned up and took care of their hometown.

Charnika Elliot with Southwest Virginia Diverse Chamber of Commerce said she wants to encourage everyone to give love to every part of Roanoke.

”We want everybody to feel a sense of ownership and to be proud of where they are,” said Elliot. “And when we can come together as a strong body and as a force to let people know we love each other. We’re here for one another. It just enhances that relationship, but also builds strength in the community. And it makes it look beautiful.”

The event lasted seven hours and featured music, performers, and community resources.

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